Louisiana Asbestos Attorney
The Throneberry Law Group provides aggressive representation and compassionate support for individuals and families dealing with a diagnosis of mesothelioma, including Louisiana. Our principal attorney has intimate knowledge of this swift and devastating disease, from his proven advocacy on behalf of many clients and from the personal experience of his own father’s death.
Our dedicated team is focused on helping victims and their loved ones across Louisiana including New Orleans, Baton Rouge, Shreveport, Metairie, Lafayette, Lake Charles, Kenner, Bossier City, Monroe and Alexandria to recover compensation for mesothelioma or other asbestos disease.
Individuals in Louisiana may be exposed to asbestos at their occupation, jobsite or home from asbestos containing materials. Occupations with a higher than normal likelihood to be exposed to asbestos include plumbers, pipefitters, boilermakers, steamfitters, electricians, mechanics and school teachers. Jobsites where there is a likelihood of asbestos exposure in Louisiana include shipyards, steel mills, chemical plants, power plants and oil refineries.
Power Plants in Louisiana Known for Asbestos Exposure
Power plants have used asbestos for its heat and fire resistance properties. Until the 1970’s, asbestos insulation was used in power plant equipment such as turbines, boilers, tanks, pumps, steam pipes, valves and other equipment throughout the power plant. As a result, workers in the utility industry were at high risk of exposure to asbestos-containing products. Power plants in Louisiana known for asbestos exposure include:
- Cajun Electric Power Cooperative in Baton Rouge,
- Little Gypsy Generating Station in La Place,
- River Bend Power Plant in St. Francisville,
- Michoud Generating Station in New Orleans,
- Roy S. Nelson Power Plant in Lake Charles,
- Thompson-Hayword Plant in New Orleans and
- Waterford Nuclear Power Plant in Killona.
Oil Refineries and Asbestos Exposure in Louisiana
Another industry with a history of asbestos usage is oil refining. People exposed to asbestos at these oil refineries may be at risk of developing mesothelioma. Oil refineries in Louisiana include:
- American International in Lake Charles,
- Valero Energy in Krotz Springs,
- BP Amoco in Belle Chasse,
- Calcasieu Refining in Lake Charles,
- Calumet Refining in Princeton,
- Cit-Con Oil in Lake Charles,
- Shell Chemical in St. Rose,
- Citgo in Lake Charles,
- Conoco in West Lake,
- Convent Refinery,
- Exxon in Baton Rouge,
- Marathon in Garyville,
- Mobil in Chalmette,
- Motiva in Norcro,
- Murphy Oil USA in Meraux,
- Orion Refining in Norcro,
- Pennzoil in Shreveport and
- Placid Refining in Port Allen.
Shipyards in Louisiana Known for Asbestos Exposure
Another industry with a history of asbestos usage is the ship building industry. Marine construction and repair workers and navy veterans often worked around or with asbestos. Some of the asbestos containing materials often found on the jobsite were boilers, insulation, turbines, pumps, gaskets and cement to name a few. Shipyards in Louisiana include:
- Bollinger Shipyards in Lockport,
- Avondale Shipyard and Higgins Shipyard in New Orleans and
- Conrad Industries in Morgan City.
Steel Mills and Metalworks in Louisiana Known for Asbestos Exposure
Industries that use electricity, heat and flames in its processes have often used asbestos in the past due to the insulating and pliable properties of asbestos. An example of a steel or iron mill in Louisiana known for asbestos exposure includes the Bayou Steel Corporation.
Chemical Plant Asbestos Exposure in Louisiana
Another industry with a history of asbestos usage is chemical manufacturing. People exposed to asbestos at these chemical plants may be at risk of developing mesothelioma. Some chemical plants in Louisiana include Olin Corp in West Monroe, Thompson-Hayward Plant and CONDEAVista Chemical in West Lake.
Older Building and Residential Exposure to Asbestos in Louisiana
Individuals in Louisiana are primarily exposed to asbestos at their workplace or at home while working with asbestos containing material (ACM). ACMs, for example, were used in the construction industry and a lot of construction materials in buildings and homes. ACM for construction material included wall board, insulation, ceiling and floor tiles to name a few. The problem arises during the renovation of older building and homes and the proper safety precautions are not in place to remove the ACMs.
The asbestos at the jobsite or contained in materials is most dangerous when it is disturbed or damaged because it can become airborne and when inhaled can attach to the mesothelial lining of the lung. This exposure can result in mesothelioma, the deadly form of cancer that can affect the lining of the lungs or abdomen or the heart.
We Will Travel to You
Our lawyers will travel throughout Louisiana to assist victims and families. We provide a free case evaluation and there are no attorney fees unless we trace the sources of asbestos exposure and hold those parties accountable for monetary damages.
We understand the medical urgency and the financial impact of mesothelioma, asbestosis or asbestos-related lung cancer. For experienced, personalized representation during this very trying time, call us at 888-506-1131 or contact us online for a free consultation.